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How the walls come crumbling down: recent structural biochemistry of plant polysaccharide degradation
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Glycoscience.
2008 (English)In: Current opinion in plant biology, ISSN 1369-5266, E-ISSN 1879-0356, Vol. 11, no 3, 338-348 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The recent years have witnessed considerable developments in the interpretation of the three-dimensional structures of plant polysaccharide-degrading enzymes in the context of their functional specificity. A plethora of new structures of catalytic, carbohydrate-binding and protein-scaffolding modules involved in (hemi)cellulose catabolism has emerged in harness with sophisticated biochemical analysis. Despite significant advances, a full understanding of the intricacies of substrate recognition and catalysis by these diverse and specialised enzymes remains an important goal, especially if the application potential of these biocatalysts is to be fully realised.

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2008. Vol. 11, no 3, 338-348 p.
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carbohydrate-binding modules, alpha-l-arabinofuranosidase, beta-mannanase man5a, crystal-structure, substrate-specificity, glycoside hydrolases, trichoderma-reesei, clostridium-thermocellum, xyloglucanase activity, cellulomonas-fimi
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17635DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2008.03.004ISI: 000257016600015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-43849084710OAI: diva2:335679
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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